A state report released on Oct. 13 says staffing shortages at nursing homes in Illinois have reached crisis proportions and that people of color are most at risk of suffering the consequences.
Graduate Students United (GSU) held a rally on the University of Chicago’s main quadrangle on Tuesday, Oct. 19, to support its continuing student services fee strike and in commemoration of the four-year anniversary of its pro-unionization vote.
A 16-year-old boy was shot near 51st Street and South Ingleside Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, Chicago police said.
A public viewing for local historian and activist Timuel Black, who passed away on Oct. 13 at the age of 102, will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at AA Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, 318 East 71st Street.
Delays, shortages — and rising prices
Derrick Judkins calls himself the real-life Spider-Man. As a clinical research assistant at the University of Chicago during the day and a street dancer by night, he has to balance two lives while he moves through the world.
Fair Transit South Cook Pilot, which lowers district’s fares 50%, continuing through '23
No planned events on 53rd Street; block activations advised
The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce has moved its offices to the Hyde Park Bank Building.
COVID-19 rates are rising fast in some northern states like Alaska, Montana and Michigan. The two Minnesota counties home to Minneapolis and St. Paul have seen double-digit rises over the past two weeks, even as Cook County's has dropped 7% over that time period.
The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during its Oct. 13 board meeting to authorize the Park District to enter into a contract with the landscape architecture, urban design and architecture firm Site Design Group for a redesign of the east end of the Midway Plaisance.
The expected mortality rate of the 44 heart transplant patients that the University of Chicago Medical Center operated on over the past year was 7.4. The rate was 6.6 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, 5.8. At Cleveland Clinic, 7.3.
Measure will be up for approval in state lawmakers’ veto session
Patricia Morse is a historian and Hyde Parker. She’ll combine the two avocations in her new series for the Herald, looking into the past of everyday objects around the neighborhood. If you see something new or familiar you’d like Patricia to explore, send her a message at hydeparkquestions@g…
This weekend, Frontline Books and Crafts will hold a Customer Appreciation Day as part of its ongoing bid to stay in business. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, and will feature guest speakers, performances, giveaways, and more.
A half-dozen neighborhood landmarks will be featured this weekend in Open House Chicago, the annual event in which buildings across the city open their doors to architecture enthusiasts.
Eve Ewing has predicted his legacy will last at least another 100 years
Arts and Public Life (APL), the University of Chicago’s neighborhood arts programming department centered in Washington Park, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this past weekend with a “Back on the Block” community event on Oct. 9. The event took place on the 300 east block of Garfield Boul…
'This year is so much more improved from last year'
Students at Ray Elementary School are enjoying the beginning of the fall athletics season, with dozens of children participating in volleyball, soccer and cross country.
After a deep and lengthy re-evaluation of its mission (and while weathering the second global pandemic in its 112-year history), the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club has come full circle. A survey of constituents, including children and youth served by the club, brought one message back — kids ne…
The North Kenwood home of legendary blues musician Muddy Waters is on the verge of becoming a Chicago landmark after the City Council’s Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards approved the designation at its Oct. 12 meeting.
The Chicago Police Department's 2nd District is asking the public to attend its virtual Community Conversation, held again virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, to gather community input about crime enforcement and ways to engage the community.
"This is the swan song, we're done," said South Side Pie Challenge co-founder and organizing force Julie Vassilatos as she cleaned up after the 10th iteration of the event Saturday afternoon.
Speaks on South Side vaccine hesitancy, new antiviral and the pandemic's future
Council Progressive Caucus, chaired by Ald. King, called for him to quit Friday night
The gifts will be worth $1,500 or $2,000
Around $20 million will provides financial support and mentorship to first-generation and lower-income students
Specifics scarce from parties involved
Local historian and activist Timuel Black, 102, has entered hospice care in his Kenwood home, according to a fundraiser started on Wednesday, Oct. 6, to help cover the cost of treatment.
The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) chose the firms of SmithGroup and Stantec as the architect and engineer for the Morgan Shoal reconstruction project during its October 6, 2021, meeting.
While spared the flames, Hyde Park still felt the fire’s effect, as residential movement accelerated away from the commercial center in its aftermath.
'We know how to create high-quality programs. I was at Kenwood, and when you look at their stats, it’s just impressive'
Hyde Park’s past and present connected over the weekend in the name of business when, on Sunday, Oct. 3, The Allure Chicago hosted Beverly Hill. Hill currently runs her own handmade gemstone jewelry business, Queen B, which she started more than two decades ago. But even earlier, Hill says, …
The Cook County Board unanimously approved a decennial redistricting map at its Sept. 22 meeting, with few changes to the South Side's districts.
With no discernible rise in daily COVID-19 case counts among children since schools reopened, Chicago will shorten its quarantine rules for unvaccinated students from 14 to 10 days beginning Saturday, Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said.
The first thing you might encounter when entering Southspace, the new 1400-plus-square-foot art gallery located in one of the ground-level storefronts of the University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons, is a green rubber ball rolling across the floor. It is likely then that you’…
Jackson Park Hospital, 7531 S. Stony Island Ave., is offering free 3D mammograms in October to nearby residents, as part of an effort to increase screening rates, cancer detection and survival rates among Black people.
Congress has kept the federal government running and has until Oct. 18 to raise the country’s debt ceiling.
Twelve-year-old Lab student Orlie Weitzman has published 31 issues of her newsletter
Four months after pride month and two years after the last in-person festival, South Side Pride returned to the DuSable Museum courtyard on Saturday with an array of amusements, stands and, despite the rain, exuberance.
Mid-South Side COVID-19 case rates continue to mirror the city’s downward trends, though the area outside of Hyde Park-Kenwood continues to be dramatically behind the city’s average in terms of vaccination against the disease.
Rental aid, legal services still available for renters facing eviction
Students put on the show, 'Journey through Rhythm,' in Harold Washington Park
Making official what was widely known
A South Side vegan restaurant is opening a new location at Woodlawn Station, the mixed-use housing development at the corner of 63rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue.
Registration is online
As required by the Affordable Care Act, UChicago Medicine (UCM) is conducting its third Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), in part through an online survey, uchicagochna.norc.org, to determine how best to provide social supports to its South Side coverage area.
David Axelrod has moved back to Hyde Park
Taking the microphone for the first time as CEO, Pedro Martinez promises more transparency and ramped-up COVID testing